Kingdom of the East Saxons


400km cycling event starting from Churchend, Dunmow, Essex. Controls at Reed, Clare, Harwich, Clacton, Churchend, Dunmow, Billericay, Maldon and Churchend, Dunmow., plus 5 information controls.

1st day of 263km, with food, tlc and an optional sleep stop back at base, then a 146km loop on Sunday, mostly within the pre-1972 boundary and former Saxon Kingdom. From the chalk hills of the NW to the marshy coast.

Includes four trips to coastal estuaries: the Stour, Colne, Blackwater and Crouch, as well as passing along some of the 'Essex Sunshine Coast' from Walton-on-the-Naze to Clacton-on-Sea. Contrasting green welly & combine harvester Essex with the land of the white stiletto & chav-mobile. Info controls keep riders mostly to the prettier lanes, but there are a number of additional good café and pub-stop options. There's a need for self-sufficiency on some of the night stages with ATM/info controls for proof of passage. Food at the start, Harwich control [156km], 268km [back at base] and finish included in the entry fee.

Event Date and Location

400 km (400 km) in 27h00
11:00 to finish by + 14:00
Starting from:
Churchend, Dunmow, Essex
£20.00 (£21.00 when paying with PayPal)
Closing Date:
Sat 13 Jul 2019

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

15-30 km/h
Audax Club Mid-Essex
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Organiser Information

Thomas Deakins

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Camping near start
Camping near start
Food and/or drink may be available en route
Food and/or drink may be available en route
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Mudguards required
Mudguards required
Parking at start
Parking at start
Sleeping facilities en route
Sleeping facilities en route

Event Weather Information

Start Location

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